The Many Faces Of Joaquin Phoenix

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Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice is doing its rounds West of the Atlantic, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam has scheduled the international premiere of the film for today. Dustin reviewed the film and enjoyed it lots, so what an excellent reason to do a quiz on Joaquin Phoenix!

During his brother River Phoenix' meteoric rise, Joaquin (then still called Leaf Phoenix) was very much in his shadow as just one of the other acting Phoenix siblings, like Rain, Summer and Liberty. But in the past decades, Joaquin has acquired himself a fantastic resume, which has Hollywood blockbusters, Oscar bait, and daring indies on it. He's a great actor, and his choice of roles and filmmakers is interesting enough to always keep him on the radar, to see what he'll do next.

Therefore, once again I'm going to use a gallery of close-ups of one of my favorite thespians to make a quiz. Click through the images and guess which movies (or shows) they're from! No competition, no prizes, just for fun, try to see how far you get without using IMDb.
And I'll post the answers next Thursday (earlier if someone has all eleven of them right).

Peter Martin and Michele "Izzy" Galgana contributed to this story.

And here he is as smokin' detective Doc Sportello in Inherent Vice.

This picture doesn't count yet for the quiz, but all others do. So please browse through the gallery. Click on the edge of this picture to get the next one, and see how many of them all you can identify!

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God of JoyJanuary 25, 2015 12:30 AM

tough one this week. :)
9. Is 'Her'?

Ard VijnJanuary 25, 2015 8:03 AM

Heh, I do my best. And yes, 9 is indeed HER.

JLGJanuary 25, 2015 6:06 PM

2-The Master
4-The Village
10-I'm Still Here

YojimboJanuary 25, 2015 9:52 PM

8-Walk the Line
6.U Turn
5.Supergirl?? WTF what a transformer that Phoenix is.

Ard VijnJanuary 26, 2015 2:01 PM

You have 1, 2, 3, 4 and 10 correct! That leaves 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 (9 had already been guessed).

Ard VijnJanuary 26, 2015 2:03 PM

You have 6, 7 and 8 correct!
That just leaves number 5 (confession time: that one is from a series rather than a film, hence the poor video quality) and number 11...

YojimboJanuary 26, 2015 6:03 PM

Crafty sir very crafty.
I thought you had turned number 5 very meta, as in the artist formerly known as Leaf Phoenix now named Joaquin is acting as Helen Slater playing Supergirl.
As to 11 haven't got a Scooby doo.

God of JoyJanuary 26, 2015 10:59 PM

Random guess for 5. Adventures of Clark and Lois?

God of JoyJanuary 26, 2015 11:00 PM

11. Clay Pigeons ?

Ard VijnJanuary 28, 2015 5:09 PM

Oooo so close, but no: different, slightly older series.

Ard VijnJanuary 28, 2015 5:12 PM

No, a few years farther back...

Renee Marie SarackiJanuary 28, 2015 7:21 PM

11. To Die For ?

Ard VijnJanuary 29, 2015 8:53 AM

Is the right answer!

God of JoyFebruary 1, 2015 12:36 PM

Alright this has been driving me nuts. Where the heck did photo number 5 come from?

Ard VijnFebruary 1, 2015 8:32 PM

Yeah, you're right. Let's end this!

Ard VijnFebruary 1, 2015 8:38 PM

Ok, let's conclude this quiz. As usual, here are the titles and the people who correctly identified them first:

3: 8 MM (JLG)
5: SUPERBOY - 1988 television series (unguessed)
6: U-TURN (Yojimbo)
7: GLADIATOR (Yojimbo)
8: WALK THE LINE (Yojimbo)
9: HER (God of Joy)
11: TO DIE FOR (Renee Marie Saracki)